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AFSCME’s Saunders: President Biden’s latest round of student debt relief will be life-changing for 78,000 public service workers

WASHINGTON – AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced additional student loan forgiveness:

“Once again, Joe Biden is showing his respect for AFSCME members and the essential work we do. His latest step to forgive student loans for an additional 78,000 public service workers will transform the lives of those who have dedicated their careers to helping others, giving them peace of mind that they can support their families while continuing to do the jobs they love. As of today, more than 870,000 people will have received relief through President Biden’s restructuring of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

“Biden’s leadership on student debt relief is also helping to alleviate the burden of short staffing that affects AFSCME members and the communities we serve every day. By removing the anxieties that come with crippling student loan debt, more qualified individuals will be encouraged to pursue a career in public service and stay for the long haul. We look forward to continuing to work with the Biden administration to deliver progress for working people.”

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